What kind of nails do you use to hang vinyl siding?

Use electro, or hot-dipped galvanized steel or aluminum roofing type nails with a diameter of 1/8″ and a nail head of 3/8″ or larger. The nails should penetrate 3/4″ into a solid wood base. Properly installed nails will have 1/32″–1/16″ clearance between the nail head and nail hem. Never use anything less than a 1″ nail. If you have other materials between your base and siding, you will want to use an even longer nail. Remember to nail straight, nail in the center of the shot and never nail vinyl tight! Vinyl must be able to move freely.

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